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Old 2nd February 2020, 11:48
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Re: Combat missions SB2C astorpedo bomber

Originally Posted by Jukka Juutinen View Post
I recall encountering a USN report that praised the SB2C while scathing the TBF. Anyone with the whole report?
After a torpedo bombing rapid conversion kit for the SB2C was developed there were calls to remove the TBF and use the SB2C for both torpedo and divebombing. Post war the TBF caused considerable loss of life because it was found to break apart during steep dives.

See Smith, Curtiss SB2C Helldiver, p51.
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